23rd October 2016
Sussex Traditions, its supporters and friends, gathered together in Alfriston at Much Ado Bookshop and The Smugglers Inn on Sunday 23rd October for a progress report and preview of the charity’s new website, which holds a wealth of treasures from the county’s folklore and traditions.
Our famous singing family, The Coppers, gave a stirring rendition of By the Green Grove and author and folklorist Steve Roud explained to the full house how the database is developing.
Will Duke and Dan Quinn filled the sunny garden with traditional Sussex tunes while Charlie Groves demonstrated trug-making and folks discussed their memories of Stoolball with Anita Broad.
Then everyone repaired to the Smugglers Inn for another sing-song and the raffle draw, featuring splendid prizes donated by Long Man brewery and The Rathfinny Estate.
Sussex Tradition’s Chairman, Mike Tristram, said “It’s been a fabulous afternoon and we are delighted with the generous donations made”.